Last Month at the Federal Circuit - July 2010


In this isuue:

*Claim Term Can Have Different Meanings in Different Claims When Used Inconsistently in Respective Embodiments in Specification

*Erroneous Claim Construction of the Article “a” Results in Remand of Patent Suit

*Court Reverses SJ of Invalidity and Orders Assignment to New Judge

*Mere Knowledge of False Marking Insufficient to Irrebuttably Prove Intent to Deceive Under 35 U.S.C. § 292

*When Based upon Conduct Pertaining to Inventorship, Attorney Fees May Be Awarded Without Determining Inventorship

*Federal Circuit Remands for New Trial on Liability of Individual Defendants After Finding Errors in Jury Instructions

*All Applications in Chain of Priority Must Reference Original Application to Be Entitled to Its Priority Date

*Contractual Obligation to Perform an Act Is Not Sufficient to Show Performance of Step of Method Claim

*Spotlight Info

*Looking Ahead

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